Fitwall Newport Beach

Whether you’re looking to tackle those new year resolutions or simply change up your workout routine, we’ve rounded up top Orange County places to get fit in 2017.

By Laura Okey

CycleBar Passport Challenge
Through Jan. CycleBar Laguna Hills invites you to kick start your 2017 fitness goals with the Passport Challenge. CycleBar is a premium indoor cycling studio that offers a high energy workout in a concert like atmosphere—experience a workout with killer music, a DJ booth, energy-enhancing graphics and rider-specific performance data, all while set in a state-of-the-art, IMAX-Style CycleTheatre. Through the month of January, every time you ride with a different instructor your passport will receive a stamp. Ride with five different instructors to be entered for a chance to win dinner for two at an upscale Orange County restaurant. After your initial five rides, with every single new instructor you visit you will receive an additional entry for the prize. CycleBar Laguna Hills, 26534 Moulton Parkway, Suite A, Laguna Hills.


Fitwall Newport beach
Fitwall incorporates a step wall, resistance bands and body weight into each workout routine.

Fitwall—Six Week Fitness Challenge
Jan. 16. Revive your workout routine with a fun, effective and efficient workout—Fitwall. The 40-minute classes are never larger than 15 people with one coach per every eight participants. A single class encompasses cardio, strength and flexibility training. Each day of the week throughout a given month will feature its own workout and with each month brings a new set of workouts. You’ll never get bored, but more importantly, the changing workouts help to avoid plateaus. Monday and Tuesday focus on strength, Wednesday and Thursday blend strength and cardio, Friday and Saturday focus on cardio and Sundays are a mixture of the different routines. Additionally, the studio offers semi-private training with a ratio of four students to one coach and private one-on-one training. The sessions are custom-tailored workouts for those that are nursing injuries, seeking a larger focus on strength building or for those just looking to improve form. After each grueling workout, everyone receives a refreshing peppermint lavender infused wet towel and a coconut water shot to cool down and hydrate. The six-week challenge orientation will take place January 12 where nutritional guidelines and tips to be successful during the challenge will be reviewed. Beginning January 16, each participant is challenged to attend class minimum four times a week and to lose two inches in the waist, one inch in arms and legs and to perform 33 percent more repetitions. Throughout the challenge, participants can attend workshops on health and fitness, yoga, recovery and more. At the end, their will be a congratulatory party. Regular price for six-week challenge $249; mention for $50 off. Fitwall, 2073 San Joaquin Road, Newport Beach, 949.529.8552.


Orangetheory Fitness
Jan. 9-12; Jan. 16-Feb. 27. Get active in a variety of ways with Orangetheory Fitness this January. Conquer your new year resolutions and begin a six-week weight loss challenge beginning January 16. The top male and female competitors will win cash and prizes. Additionally, Orangetheory will host a peak performance week with competitions like fastest mile, fastest 2,000 meter row and more. The heart-rate monitored, high-intensity workouts are scientifically designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that spikes metabolism and increases energy, therefore continuing to burn calories up to 36 hours post-workout. Contact studio for more details. Twelve Orange County locations. 1040 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, 949.630.0555.


The 12

The 12
Ignite your fitness goals in 2017 with two free Afterburn Training sessions at The 12. Afterburn Training classes are designed for members to experience the benefits (and results) of personal training within the dynamic energy of a group. The workouts combine body part specific, multi-directional movements utilizing free weights, resistance bands, cardio equipment and body weight with high intensity intervals. These circuit-style classes are deliberately formatted to burn maximum calorie levels in each hour-long class. The body continues to burn excess calories up to 24 hours post workout, effectively sculpting and shaping each persons physique. See website for details on how to redeem two free sessions. 17532 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.222.9052; 140 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.645.1677; 7362 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach.


Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel 60-Day Challenge
Feb. 11-Apr. 8. It’s almost time for weigh-in weekend at Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel. After registering for the 60-Day Challenge, weigh-in weekend will consist of a personal consultation with a Life Time certified personal trainer, selection of which challenge category you’d like to participate in (weight loss or transformation) and completing your first weekly weigh-in for the program. Each week you will work with Life Time personal trainers and nutrition coaches to achieve your weight loss or transformation goals. All participants will receive complimentary access to weekly “Try-It Tuesday” events, designed to help you hit all your goals from grocery shopping and fitness classes to nutrition, exercise and technology seminars. A grand prize winner from each category will receive $10,000 at the end of the challenge. Eight runners-up will receive $500. Registration $40. 25600 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel.

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